alimentation

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alimentation

[‚al·ə·mən′tā·shən]
(biology)
Providing nourishment by feeding.
(hydrology)
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The dominance of the alimentative approach dates back to the 1960's; works conducted at Wharton School, MIT, or Brookings Institution led to the creation of complex econometric models of whole national economic systems containing thousands of equations.
It seems that this choice is close to the aforementioned alimentative approach to modeling and solving problems: language is hermetic, only we understand it, thus the possibility of criticism is reduced or eliminated.
Here the inter-subjective encounter--both onscreen and between the viewer and the images--becomes fundamentally alimentative, a form of existential sustenance analogous to the biological relationship between food and the body.